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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

ENGL 53.49 Graphic Medicine

What does sickness look like? What do personal picture-stories of illness and recovery tell us that traditional medical narratives cannot? In this course, students will read graphic narratives depicting first-hand experiences of physical (dis)ability, mental illness, disease, and neurodivergence. Discussion and readings will explore autobiography, word-image theories and comics analysis, as well as competing conceptions of illness and recovery within and across primary texts. Other readings will include scholarship on the ethics of storytelling and patient-centered perspectives on medicine. Authors may include David B., Ellen Forney, Art Spiegelman, Cece Bell, Harvey Pekar, Frank Miller, and others.

Cross Listed Courses

COLT 49.09

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

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Department-Specific Course Categories

Course Group III